In 1992, the big issue was - is it worth the money to upgrade my 386 PC to the new 486 chip? This program looks at the performance of the new Intel 486 and helps users decide. Demonstrations include running AutoCAD on a 386 and a 486 PC; running an SQL database server on both processors; a look at the new SENSE 8 486 laptop from Dolch Systems; a look at how bus speed affects computer performance using a demonstration with Animator Pro; a review of Intel's Clock Doubler; and a look at 486 upgrade kit from Amkly Systems. Originally broadcast in February 1992.
May 25, 2017 Subject:
Who needs the power of a 486? Gamers!! We were always wanting the fastest thing out there to play our games on. And gamers pushed companies to go faster and improve it all. Gamers were the backbone of improvements in computer tech. I used my 486 until 1996 when i got a Cyrix P166. Now days it seems we re pretty stagnant in the improvement area. Not a bad thing as I can now save a bit of money.